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North American Grain and Oilseed Review: Phase One provides some support for canola

By Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 13 (MarketsFarm) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts finished higher on Friday, getting limited support from the Chicago soy complex. While the United States/China Phase One trade deal provided a measure of support prices at to the Chicago Board of Trade, it was difficult to sustain a rally, […] Read more


ICE canola midday: Trade deal euphoria fizzles out

By Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 13 (MarketsFarm) – ICE Futures canola contracts were steady to higher at midday Friday, as the announcement of a trade deal between the United States and China failed to rally the markets as expected, according to a Winnipeg-based trader. Although China acknowledged it has an agreement in principle with […] Read more

Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook: Loonie steady as world awaits trade deal confirmation

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 13 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar was steady Friday morning getting support from increased crude oil prices. As of 8:38 CST, the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7588 or C$1.3179. That compares to Thursday’s North American close of US$0.7586 or C$1.3182. Crude oil prices were higher Friday morning, on news the United […] Read more



History: The Big Steer from Pibroch

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Big Steer from Pibroch By Grant McEwan ‘There is an aura of romance about the stories of the big steers raised in those years when size and weight were more impressive than quality. There might be some doubt about what constituted quality but on the point of weight, every livery stable argument could be […] Read more





ICE canola midday: Bids higher, but could be even stronger

By Glen Hallick, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 12 (MarketsFarm) – ICE Futures canola contracts were higher at midday Thursday, getting support from the Chicago soy complex. In particular, soyoil was approaching highs not seen in the last seven to eight months, said a Winnipeg-based trader. Although canola was up, the trader noted an ongoing issue with […] Read more

ICE canola stronger on Thursday

By Marlo Glass, MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Dec. 12 (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was stronger on Thursday morning, recovering slightly from losses incurred the day before. Gains in the canola market were tempered by a lower tone for soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade. Soybeans were lower despite strong export demand. According to […] Read more